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Northrop YB-49: Quiz


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  • in the late 1940s the USAF Northrop YB-49 set both an unofficial endurance record and a trans-continental speed record?

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Question 1: ________: NACA 65-019 root, NACA 65-018 tip
Stall (flight)Wingtip deviceLift (force)Airfoil

Question 2:
Which of the following are related to Northrop YB-49?
The Golden Girls
* Northrop N1Mn* Northrop N9Mn* Northrop YB-35n* B-2 Spirit
Dja Dja Wurrung, Jardwadjali, Dhauwurd wurrung and Wada wurrung

Question 3:
What company manufactures Northrop YB-49?

Question 4: ________: 33 lb/ft² (163 kg/m²)
Glider (sailplane)F-104 StarfighterF-16 Fighting FalconWing loading

Question 5: ________
List of military aircraft of the United States (naval)List of active United States military aircraftList of U.S. DoD aircraft designationsList of military aircraft of the United States

Question 6: Edward Lee Swindell was a crewmember on the Boeing B-29 that assisted Chuck Yeager in breaking the sound barrier in the ________ aircraft.
Bell X-2Bell X-5Bell X-1Bell X-22

Question 7: But only two months later, all Flying Wing contracts were cancelled abruptly without explanation by order of ________, Secretary of the Air Force.
Thomas EagletonFrancis Preston Blair, Jr.Stuart SymingtonHarry S. Truman

Question 8: Guns: 4 × .50 in (12.7 mm) ________
FirearmM2 Browning machine gunAssault rifleMachine gun

Question 9: Shortly thereafter, Symington also turned down a request from the ________ for the Air Force to donate one of these big wings to its collection of pioneering Northrop aircraft designs.
National MallWashington, D.C.United States CapitolSmithsonian Institution

Question 10: The Northrop YB-49 was a prototype jet-powered ________ heavy bomber aircraft developed by Northrop for the United States Air Force shortly after World War II.
B-52 StratofortressNorthrop YB-35Flying wingHorten Ho 229


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